The University of Ilorin is hosting the 13th edition of the Nigerian Universities Staff Sport Association (NUSSA) Games which was flagged-off on Sept.22 at the Main Bowl of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN).
No fewer than 3, 000 sportsmen and women who are workers of various Nigerian universities are participating.
The varsity’s weekly bulletin stated on Monday that the participants were already in the University for the Sports Fiesta.
[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=””]Basil-Eke revealed that certificates would be awarded to participants at the end of the competition, stressing that the event was not really about competition, but the promotion of sport excellence among staff of Nigerian universities.[/penci_blockquote]
The Chairman of the NUSSA Games’ Local Organising Committee, Prof. Uche Basil-Eke, affirmed that the one week sports event would feature athletes from both the academic and non-academic staff of Nigerian universities.
Basil-Eke also disclosed that the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, had been invited to the walking competition and to declare the festival closed on Sept. 29, noting that principal officers of Nigerian universities would also participate in the walk event.
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The LOC chairman further stated that the festival would feature 15 sports, including athletics, ayo, basketball, badminton, chess, darts, draught, football and handball.
Other games to be competed for are scrabble, squash, swimming, table-tennis, lawn tennis and volleyball.
Basil-Eke revealed that certificates would be awarded to participants at the end of the competition, stressing that the event was not really about competition, but the promotion of sport excellence among staff of Nigerian universities.
The grand finale of the event would be at a Gala Night to be hosted by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem.
The LOC chairman, who is also the Chairman of the University of Ilorin Sport Council, announced that the closing ceremony of the Games would hold on Saturday, at the Main Stadium.